Retirement study

PLSA’s retirement living standards survey reveals changes since lockdown living

PLSA’s retirement living standards survey reveals changes since lockdown living

More money for eating out, a higher personal grooming budget and the inclusion of a Netflix subscription are among the changes to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s Retirement Living Standards in the first update of the rules of thumb for retirement spending since they were established two years ago.

EFAMA report

Fund managers retain only 41 per cent of the total cost paid by retail investors, EFAMA finds

Fund managers retain only 41 per cent of the total cost paid by retail investors, EFAMA finds

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today released its latest Market Insights report, Perspective on the costs of UCITS. The full report breaks down the costs of UCITS, focusing on the fees charged for the different services provided along the investment fund value chain and distinguishing between the product cost for which fund managers are directly responsible, and the total cost of ownership borne by consumers, which includes the product cost as well as the costs of distribution and advice.

Wealth survey

Global wealth manager survey from bfinance finds significant changes

Global wealth manager survey from bfinance finds significant changes

A new survey from independent investment consultancy, bfinance, has identified significant changes in wealth managers’ investment capabilities and practices. Firms are innovating too as they fight to maintain market share and profitability in an era of fee compression and new tech-based competition, the firm says.

In My Opinion

Are Covid economics here to stay?

Are Covid economics here to stay?

For a fleeting moment normality seems to have returned to our everyday lives, even if it will be some time until we can really consider the Covid-19 pandemic to be over. Nicky Maan, CEO of Spectrum Markets explores the medium and long-term trends against the background of the potentially fragile recovery.